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Reserves for Faculty

How to place eReserves and give your students access

Create a New Class

If you have used the Library Course Reserves for a previous iteration of an upcoming course, follow the instructions to "Clone" your old course.

If you have not used the Library Course Reserves system for a previous iteration of an upcoming course, follow the instructions directly below to "Create a New Class" in the library eReserves system.

Creating a Class means you will have a Course Reserves presence for your Course. You can list persistent URLs to library subscription content (see Linking to Content for how to create a persistent URL) and you may upload several types of content (pdf, audio files, video files, Word or Excel files, etc.) to share with your students. If you have books or other physical items on Reserve at the library, please list them in the Class along with your eReserves. One list of all Course Reserves Items makes it easier for students to find their readings. The library will return your physical materials at the end of the semester.

Create New ClassLogin to Ares at http://ares.ship.edu/

On the Instructor Menu, click "Create Course" and fill in the web form:

  • Class Information
    • External Course ID is not required
    • Class Name is Required
    • Course Number is Required
    • Section Number/Class Number is not Required
    • Instructor is Required
    • Department is Required
    • Class Semsester is Required
    • Class URL
      • Perhaps a direct link to D2L
    • Class Enrollment is not required
    • Class Description is not required
  • Class Authentication
    • The easy way to restrict access to your eReserves list is to provide your students a password to enter when they first add your course to their account.
      • We suggest, to make it easier for your students, you use something easy and make it available on your D2L course pages
    • You can see a list of students who have added your Class to their Ares profile
      • You may add or delete a student ID at anytime to add or remove a student's access to the course

Now you're ready to Add Items to your Class!

Ares Create a New Class Documentation

Clone a Previous Class

If you used the Library Course Reserves system for a previous iteration of an upcoming course, you may be able to "Clone" your previous Class reserves into a new Class.

Cloning a Class means you can create a Library Course Reserves presence for your new course and any or all online items placed on Reserve in your previous iteration of the Class will be copied into your new Class. If you had books or other physical items on Reserve at the library, they will also still be listed in the cloned Class, but you will need to bring the physical materials back to the library (the library should have already returned your materials at the end of the previous semester).

If you are Cloning a Class, you do not need to Create a New Class. The new Class will be created during the Cloning process.

How to Clone Your Class

Clone Class FormLogin to Ares at http://ares.ship.edu/

1. On the Instructor Menu, click "Previous Class."
2. Select the Class you wish to Clone
3. On the Instructor Class Menu, click "Clone Class" and fill in the web form:

  • Class Information
    • Class Name is Required
    • Class Number is Required
    • Instructor is Required
    • Department is Required
      (The Department List shuold be complete)
    • Class Semester is Required
    • Class URL is not Required
    • Class Description is not Required

Once your Class has been Cloned (it can take a few minutes to finish), you may want to set an access password to limit access to your Class to only your students. To set the class password:

  • Go to the "Class Home" page
  • Click "Edit Class"
  • Enter your password in the "Class Password" field at the bottom of the form
  • Click "Modify Class"

Remember to share the password with your students in your D2L Course Space.

Ares Cloning Classes Documentation